Harworth Church of England Academy

Physical Education

We AMAZE by recalling prior learning and applying that to our work.

We ACHIEVE by becoming physically confident, developing skills and showing a great understanding of health and fitness.

We ASPIRE to give every child the opportunity to communicate their understanding, thoughts and feelings through personal and group challenges and games.

Curriculum Intent

At Harworth Church of England Academy we recognise the importance of Physical Education and the role it has in promoting long term, healthy lifestyles. We aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum where children are physically active for sustained periods of time and are able to make informed decisions to lead healthy and active lives. This is done by using the REAL P.E. scheme to provide high quality P.E. and sports provision. Our approach is that pupils take the lead in their learning and how quickly they develop their skills during each year following the scheme. From this, pupils at Harworth Church of England Academy are able to develop and focus on their fundamental movement skills, agility, balance and co-ordination. Furthermore, we promote healthy competition and cooperative learning to ensure when pupils leave our school they are well rounded individuals.


Christian Values

We gain a heart of wisdom in every lesson, in every day. Jesus taught kindness, compassion, fairness and patience. This is what we base our teaching and learning on. We teach children to have an emotional response by providing opportunities for reflection. This could include time to reflect on their performance during games, reflection on how they have developed their skills or how they have worked within a team.


What do we want for our children in this subject?

Pupils at Harworth Church of England Academy participate in weekly high quality PE and sporting activities.  Our P.E. programme incorporates a variety of sports and adapted sports to ensure all children develop the confidence, tolerance and the appreciation of their own and others’ strengths and weaknesses. We provide opportunities for all children to engage in extra-curricular activities, in addition to competitive sporting events. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also focuses on the wellbeing of our pupils.


By following REAL P.E. pupils are exposed to a variety of elements outlined in the National Curriculum. The scheme is made up of 6 cogs which is one focus per half term. The focus allows pupils to develop in the areas of:

  • creativity
  • social skills
  • cognitive learning
  • health and fitness
  • personal skills e.g. perseverance.
  • Applying physical skills


This entwined with the development of the fundamental movement skills (agility, balance and co-ordination) enables our pupils to work collaboratively to develop their skills, achieve personal bests and be exposed to different challenges that they may not have conquered before. 


How do we cater for SEND and Disadvantaged?

We plan our activities to teach Physical Education e to all children, whatever their ability. We use a range of strategies to support pupils, such as the use of appropriate equipment at varying levels of difficulty, or, levels or oral questions for pupils develop their skills during taught sessions.


National Curriculum Requirements

Key Stage 1

Children are taught the fundamental movement skills through the guidelines of the National Curriculum which states children must be taught:

  • master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities
  • participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
  • perform dances using simple movement patterns.

Key Stage 2

 Children are taught the fundamental movement skills with more breadth and depth through the guidelines of the National Curriculum which states children must be taught:

  • use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
  • play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending  develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics]
  • perform dances using a range of movement patterns
  • take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
  • compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best 


At our school swimming lessons are delivered to all pupils in year 5. This is for 18 weeks during the Autumn and Spring Terms. By the end of the lessons all pupils should be able to demonstrate:

  • A range of strokes effectively 
  • Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations
  • Swim competently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25m

Year 6 pupils 2019 - 2020 - No results due to National Lockdown.

Year 6 pupils 2020 - 2021 -  25 pupils completed this successfully.

Year 6 pupils 2021 - 2022 - Results pending


Long Term Plan

Progression of skills

REAL Gym - progression of skills

P.E. Policy

Sports Premium Funding

What is the Sports Premium funding?

The sports premium funding is a grant from the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport. The funding was introduced to continue the Olympic legacy and encourage the next generation to live a more active and healthy lifestyle.

Does PE matter in school?

Yes, new research finds that half of all seven year olds do not get enough exercise, 38% of girls at that age take part in the recommended hour of moderate or vigorous exercise a day and one in three young people leave primary school overweight.

The wider benefit

It’s not just about health and fitness, developing high quality PE and sporting opportunities for young people can have an impact across a range of other areas including: their sense of well-being, self-esteem, confidence, discipline and resilience. It is also well evidenced that a positive relationship exists between physical activity and memory, attention and concentration.

Primary aged children participating in as little as 10 minutes of additional organised physical activity a day gain huge benefits in terms of enhanced cognitive function, improved classroom behaviour and consequently enhanced academic performance.

How is the Sports Premium Funding sustainable?

Please click on the link to find out more about this question.

Sustainability report 2018

Sustainability report 2023

How are we spending this money for the academic year 2021/2022?

This academic year sees us receiving up to £18,000 from the Government. The funding has been doubled as more money is being invested in school sports and active lifestyles. This is to help us sustain the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic Games. 

We have invested in a two year programme that will help us to make huge improvements in our delivery of P.E, upskill our teachers and give our pupils even more opportunities to improve their own skills.

Other funding this academic year will help towards:

 - Transport costs when we attend events.

 - Updating equipment

 - CPD courses

 - Membership to other P.E. associations

 - Development of outdoor facilities

- Online P.E. resources for the delivery of skills

How have we spent the funding so far?

Please click on the links below to see what we have been doing in the previous academic years.

Academic year 2013/2014

Academic year 2014/2015

Academic year 2015/2016

Academic year 2016/2017

Academic year 2017/2018

Academic year 2018/2019

Academic year 2019/2020

Academic year 2020/2021

Academic year 2021/2022

Academic year 2022/2023

Academic year 2022/2023

Academic year 2023/2024